Public Interest Law Reporter 2009 Symposium
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SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL?
THE SOCIOECONOMIC REALITIES OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2009
LOYOLA LAW CENTER
25 EAST PEARSON STREET
ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
This symposium brings together educators, administrators, attorneys, and policymakers who are united in their desire for a better and more equal education system, and who bring exciting and different ideas to the reform discussion. This symposium will explore the Illinois education funding debate, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, and desegregation litigation from Brown v. Board of Education through Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, among other topics. In addition, some of the leading figures in education reform will share their models for how the system should and should not be changed.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC INTEREST LAW REPORTER
PILR is an innovative legal publication that focuses on reporting the most current legal topics in a news format directed to students, educators, and practitioners. PILR is edited and produced by Loyola law students. Founded in 1995, PILR offers feature articles and news of legal developments in the areas of human rights, economic justice, criminal justice, the environment, and governance.
ABOUT THE CHILDLAW AND EDUCATION INSTITUTE
A vital component of the Civitas ChildLaw Center, the Loyola University Chicago ChildLaw and Education Institute is designed for students, faculty, judges, practitioners, business leaders, and policymakers who strive to serve the educational needs of children through the law. The ChildLaw and Education Institute offers a comprehensive and integrated curriculum in education law, collaborative and interdisciplinary research and outreach, and advocacy resources for children confronting barriers to educational opportunities.
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS
This program has been approved by the Illinois MCLE Board for 5.25 hours of credit.
All session will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom - 10th floor.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. | Keynote Address
Where Are We Now? The Current State of America's Public Schools
Veronica Anderson (bio)
9:45 - 10:45 p.m.
Where Did All the Money Go? The Public School Funding Formula in Illinois
Mary Ellen Guest (bio)
Daniel W. Hynes (bio)
Illinois State Comptroller
Sharon E. Jones (bio)
Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Urban League
Ralph Martire (bio)
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. | Break
11:00 a.m. - Noon
No Child Left Behind? A Critical Examination of Homeless Education Policies and Implementation Realities
Laurene M. Heybach (bio)
Director, The Law Project
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Cary M. Martin (bio)
Sidley Austin LLP
Eric Tars (bio)
Children and Youth Staff Attorney
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon with featured discussion
What Did Brown Do For You? Brown v. Board 50 Years Later
Jonathan Baum (bio)
Partner and Director
Pro Bono Services
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
G. Robb Cooper (bio)
Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper & Gilbert Ltd.
1:15 - 3:15 p.m.
ABC, Easy as 1, 2, 3? Current Education Policy and Approaches to Reform
Moderator: Hillary Coustan (bio)
Loyola University Chicago
ChildLaw and Education Institute
Allan Alson (bio)
Associate Director for Leadership
Consortium for Educational Change
Randall Collins (bio)
American Association of School Administrators
Lisa K. Scruggs (bio)
Jenner and Block
Elizabeth Evans (bio)
Illinois Network of Charter Schools
Denise M. Gamble (bio)
Joseph Medill Elementary School
Beth Heaton (bio)
Director of Recruitment Office of New Schools
Chicago Public Schools
Michael Klonsky (bio)
Small Schools Workshop
3:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW IS PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS IMPORTANT SYMPOSIUM AT NO CHARGE. HOWEVER, SEATING IS LIMITED.